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    • [Letter from Lamb to mother Ryan, Pap, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-03-22
    • Lola H. Ryan's friend "Lamb" writes to Ryan's family, thanking them for a birthday card they sent and expressing how much she value's Ryan's companionship."Lambie" also discusses being on on night duty for five separate wards, including a...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to her mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-18
    • Lola H. Ryan gives a lengthy description of her vacation with "Lamb" in Juan-les-Pins and Cannes, France. Ryan writes of the beautiful scenery, her activities, and an evening they spent with a Belgian woman who described the hardships faced by the...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton and WAC drinking Coca-Cola, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton (left) and a fellow WAC hold Coca-Colas, possibly at an officers' club, circa 1943. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms. Army servicemen can be seen behind them.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton as Lady Liberty, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, performs in a play in 1943. Other actors in costume share the stage with her during a musical number.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Company 10, 21 Regiment, Fort Oglethorpe, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs of Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, pose for a group portrait on 3 September 1943. The company was under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Florence S. Weil, pictured center (see also the Florence S. Weil Papers, WV0255). All...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at WWII news bulletin board, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Evelyn E. Horton (right), Grace Hackenbury (left), and an unidentified serviceman pose in front of a WWII news bulletin board in 1944. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms with handbags and hold sunglasses.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in her newly issued WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in 1943. Behind her can be seen the officers' quarters at her base, Camp Pickett, Virginia. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton saluting, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in an exaggerated salute, wearing her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in front of officer's quarter at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12 October...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at Camp Pickett, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses on the arm of a chair at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. She wears her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform. Behind is the building containing the PX and day room. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Molly Thavenet, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Photo of Molly Thavenet in uniform, leaning over a table, circa 1944.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to Mother, Dad, and Stub, 1944]

    • 1944-07-17
    • Lola H. Ryan writes of being inspired by Army Nurse Corps (ANC) personnel treating the wounded at the Battle of Anzio in Italy. She also discusses various aspects of her training, her pending graduation from nurse training, having difficulty in...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-15
    • Lola H. Ryan writes in great detail about V-E Day celebrations in Marseilles, France, including French revelers swarming the streets, a party at the local T.C. club, multiple guns salutes, and the celebratory artillery salvos that occurred...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • French telegraph form [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • An Expeditionary Force Message [EFM] blank telegraph form for Allied troops serving in France, circa 1945. Armed Forces members could choose up to three of 356 phrases in 10 categories such as "health"money" and "war damage." Use instructions...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • The coronet [May 1945]

    • 1945-05-01
    • Vol. 3, No. 3 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. The cover story is about Elizabeth Ray and titled "WAC Commanding Officer Awarded Bronze Star Last Week." Other features are "Letters...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [April 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy. The cover headlines are "Problem Children of the Civilians!" and "What Do You Do With Your Spare Time?" Other features are "Letters to the Editor," WAC...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [November 1944]

    • 1944-11-10
    • Vol. I, No. 5 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. from 10 November 1944. Front page articles are "Gift Shop a Success,"Shades of Civilian Life,"The Hot Water Situation Badd," and "Come...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950

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